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Angelo: Bears will revisit line if they “don’t like what they see”

Jerry Angelo, Lovie Smith AP

The Bears couldn’t have enjoyed watching their new-look (again) offensive line give up nine sacks to the Bills Saturday night.

If the line continues to struggle, the Bears could look to free agency.

‘‘We would revisit it if we don’t like what we see,” G.M. Jerry Angelo told Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Still, Angelo is trying to remain patient.

‘‘At some point, you have to let these young guys develop,’’ Angelo said. ‘‘You bring in [a veteran], and he takes reps away from Lance Louis.”

That sound you hear is Bears fans cheering at the idea.  The Bears went hard after Steelers tackle Willie Colon in free agency, but couldn’t get him to sign.  Guys like Max StarksBryant McKinnie, Nick Kaczur, and Flozell Adams are all available.

‘‘You can’t just continue to grab Band-Aids because the guys you have are unknown,” Angelo said.

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55 Responses to “Angelo: Bears will revisit line if they “don’t like what they see””
  1. touchdownroddywhite says: Aug 15, 2011 5:46 PM

    You need to grab Band-Aids for Cutler if you don’t grab some for your O line, buddy!

  2. theduuuuuuuuuude says: Aug 15, 2011 5:47 PM

    As a Vikings fan, I hope they pick up Bryan McKinney a.k.a. Fat Albert Jr.

  3. gregjennings85 says: Aug 15, 2011 5:47 PM

    Oh man, between Angelo, Tice and Martz, there should be an endless amount of hilarious quotes for the next, what? 7 months for Chicago newpapers to pounce on. After that, they’ll all be gone, as sad as it is to say.

    I’m going to miss em all.

  4. trbowman says: Aug 15, 2011 5:47 PM

    Nick Kaczur wouldn’t be an upgrade.

  5. medtxpack says: Aug 15, 2011 5:48 PM

    da bears still suck…Mike Tice will be on the chopping block soon…

  6. hobartbaker says: Aug 15, 2011 5:48 PM

    Every Bear lineman fearing a knock on the door from the Grim Revister.

  7. bennyd720 says: Aug 15, 2011 5:50 PM

    If? No if LOL, they should not like what they see and be looking now

  8. dwntwnbadboy19 says: Aug 15, 2011 5:51 PM

    Biggest understatement of the off-season, got a good qb, protect him!

  9. buffalohogan says: Aug 15, 2011 5:51 PM

    There is a difference between unknown and sucking.

    Jason Peters was unknown.

    What the Bears rolled out was sucking. They got beat by a “clean” Shawne Merriman. Twice.

    Disgraceful.

  10. bears0492 says: Aug 15, 2011 5:52 PM

    I think I speak for all Bears fans when I say Angelo better not like what he sees, because we need a new starter at LT ASAP. JuhhhMarcus Webb needs to be benched and devloped first

  11. fu7ur3pr00f says: Aug 15, 2011 5:52 PM

    Einstein’s definition of Insanity:

    “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”.

    Chicago’s definition of Idiocy:

    Jerry Angelo

  12. themanchine says: Aug 15, 2011 5:53 PM

    Didn’t the Bills have 9 sacks all season last year? Angelo might want to pick up the phone, and a couple new scouts….

  13. asublimeday says: Aug 15, 2011 5:53 PM

    Jerry Angelo is less popular in Chicago than fire.

  14. mlblogscamelbacktocooperstown says: Aug 15, 2011 5:54 PM

    ‘‘We would revisit it if we don’t like what we see.,” G.M. Jerry Angelo told Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times.

    This quote makes it sound like there are no plans to change the O-Line. What is the point of this article?
    Angelo will as many adjustments as a Mike Martz offense at halftime.

  15. swive says: Aug 15, 2011 5:54 PM

    The Lion’s defensive line is going to really, really, really like this story.

  16. jacunn2000 says: Aug 15, 2011 5:55 PM

    You here that Cutler? That dude is going to quit by the 1st game.

  17. martylaughlin says: Aug 15, 2011 5:56 PM

    The Bears went hard after Steelers tackle Willie Colon in free agency, but couldn’t get him to sign. Guys like Max Starks, Bryant McKinnie, Nick Kaczur, and Flozell Adams are all available…

    I will take ANY of those guys, too bad Bears management is incompetant and will stick with the crap they already have

  18. schmitty2 says: Aug 15, 2011 5:58 PM

    They shouldnt even be at this point. They should have worked dilligently to get some veteran presence in there sooner.

  19. woodg8 says: Aug 15, 2011 5:58 PM

    I long for the day that Jerry Angelo stops holding back my team

  20. dwntwnbadboy19 says: Aug 15, 2011 5:59 PM

    gregjennings85 says:
    Aug 15, 2011 5:47 PM
    Oh man, between Angelo, Tice and Martz, there should be an endless amount of hilarious quotes for the next, what? 7 months for Chicago newpapers to pounce on. After that, they’ll all be gone, as sad as it is to say.

    I’m going to miss em all

    Yea got some definite personalities running that team, maybe Martz is gonna play the Roy Ratio?

  21. jpb12 says: Aug 15, 2011 6:00 PM

    Let guys develop? Hope he has a better plan for backup QB than last year, cause Cutler won’t make it to November.

  22. moelester says: Aug 15, 2011 6:03 PM

    Anyone know a good tombstone engraver in Chicago? He can go ahead start on “Jay Christopher Cutler’- 1983-2011″ any day now

  23. spacincasen says: Aug 15, 2011 6:04 PM

    As a Bears fan, I am willing to concede that our O-line is going to be terrible whether we sign someone or not.

    The good news is that it was also terrible last year and we still made it to the NFC Championship game and won our division.

  24. pencepost says: Aug 15, 2011 6:06 PM

    It’s really hard to get good OL in free agency. At best you can get a guy at the tail end of his career that you can plug in for a year or two. Teams with good OL draft them and hang onto them.

    The Bears signed Orlando Pace a couple years ago but he was the worst one out there. Probably left a sour taste in their mouth about signing old veterans to plug in. Then again, nine sacks leaves a pretty sour taste, too.

  25. ninjapleazee says: Aug 15, 2011 6:07 PM

    “like what we see” did he NOT watch the 9 sacks on Saturday?

  26. descendency says: Aug 15, 2011 6:07 PM

    Apparently, the plan in Chicago is to get rid of Cutler by getting him killed.

  27. tgold35 says: Aug 15, 2011 6:10 PM

    Might as well grab Leonard Davis and Flozell Adams, and complete the transition to Cowboys North.

  28. ch53es4 says: Aug 15, 2011 6:19 PM

    Protect Cutler by inserting Caleb Hanie at QB for all obvious passing situations.

  29. snaponrules says: Aug 15, 2011 6:21 PM

    Reminds me of the same stupid crap from last year. “We like the receivers we have” Angelo. 2 years later we STILL don’t have a #1 receiver.

  30. doug1grohlin says: Aug 15, 2011 6:28 PM

    No matter what anyone says, Cutler didn’t quit last year. I wouldn’t blame him if he did this year though.

    When you try to let rotten lemons develop, all you get is mold. Cutler is bleeding and could use a band aid. Lance Louis is not vital to this teams success.

  31. haroldballsagna says: Aug 15, 2011 6:38 PM

    ‘‘You can’t just continue to grab Band-Aids because the guys you have are unknown,” Angelo said.

    Umm, unknown? Did you miss the 9 sacks thing bro?

  32. desmondbishoptutu says: Aug 15, 2011 6:39 PM

    Note to all 32 GM’s-
    Stop drafting guys named J’marcus unless you want some Mississippi backwash that’s too fat, too dumb and too slow to play the position.

    Give the guy a prescription for the purple drank and just hope he goes away.

  33. snccoach says: Aug 15, 2011 6:48 PM

    ‘‘You can’t just continue to grab Band-Aids because the guys you have are unknown,” Angelo said.

    Well Jerry, you wouldn’t have to rely on “unknowns” if you would develop your team THROUGH THE DRAFT! Besides Carimni, you have done nothing to address the OL.

  34. lionfan419 says: Aug 15, 2011 6:57 PM

    SUH is drooling right now, MNF week 5 The silver crush will probably.. wait no definately will hurt Cutler

  35. drshankenstein says: Aug 15, 2011 7:07 PM

    It really shows his arrogrance to stick with this group. That, in my opinion, is the reason more hasn’t been done with this line. As a Bears fan… Its truly hard to watch.

  36. whatchutalkinabouthillis says: Aug 15, 2011 7:14 PM

    You shouldn’t like what you see already….you need to make changes now, not after Cutler gets knocked out for the season. Hindsight is 20/20.

  37. midwaymonster72 says: Aug 15, 2011 7:17 PM

    Webb has to move back to right tackle and put Carimi at LT. Spencer at center Garza at OG. Cut Chris Williams pick up an experienced vet maybe Leonard Davis or Waters from KC. One of the vets can tutor the young OT’s.

  38. billsfan1 says: Aug 15, 2011 7:38 PM

    Didn’t the Bills have 9 sacks all season last year? Angelo might want to pick up the phone, and a couple new scouts….
    Now that maybin is gone they will have ten..

  39. wicky888 says: Aug 15, 2011 7:39 PM

    Dude you gave up 9 sacks …… in 1 game ……. a preseason game ……. to BUFFALO

    Somethings gotta change

  40. billsfan1 says: Aug 15, 2011 7:40 PM

    I’d swear this post was about the bills

  41. bearfan51 says: Aug 15, 2011 7:43 PM

    I liked the run game…

    The pass pro will come along… You guys are forgetting these guys only have had 12 practices so far.

    The o-line will get a better test in NY… If Buffalo could get 4 sacks against the starting o-line then NY should have 8. If that happens… then I will panic.

    I honestly thought Hanie had bad awareness in the pocket. The boy held on to the ball for almost 4 seconds every time he was sacked. He just stood there like his feet were planted in cement.

  42. bearsrulepackdrool says: Aug 15, 2011 7:47 PM

    I luv my Bears but they need glasses. Cutler ran for his life all last season.

    If you go back and look at it. The team said their O-line was fine until Cutler got knocked out of the game against the Giants THEN they decided to make some changes on the O-line.

    To their credit we did go on to beat some pretty good teams but we also got slaughtered by the Pats and couldn’t do anything on offense against the Packers.

    So the whole “revist the line if they don’t like what they see” is a load of crap.

  43. trollhammer20 says: Aug 15, 2011 7:59 PM

    Don’t worry. Chicago has Tim Ruskell in the front office. Let him take care of the offensive line. All he did was let Hutchinson walk, not find a replacement for Walter Jones, while trading up for MLBs and TEs, and spending a number 4 overall on a weakside linebacker with no real pass rushing ability. He did such a great job with the O-line, there’s only one OL left who was on the team 20 months ago when he was fired.

    When you fire Angelo, better make sure Ruskell goes out the door with him.

  44. bearfan51 says: Aug 15, 2011 8:01 PM

    @bearsrulepackdrool

    Yes Cutler ran for his life… why do you think he was so motivated to lose weight and get in to shape? He knows he is going to have to be the white mike vick this year.

  45. robdoggs says: Aug 15, 2011 8:06 PM

    Whats with all the Lions fans talking here? Win something m make the playoffs or at least go 8-8 until then STFU

  46. tommytd says: Aug 15, 2011 8:07 PM

    The way to develop your O line is to let your Pro Bowl center walk for $500K! That will certainly make the task easier. LOL. Remember this is an organization that can’t even grow grass. They need to form a committee to grow grass…do you really expect them to run an NFL franchise with any degree of success? Not gonna happen…they all gotta go…starting with Ted Phillips.

  47. Sean Williams says: Aug 15, 2011 8:14 PM

    Seems like with all the additions to DT and DE through free agency, we could have used that second(2nd) round draft choice on a OL in place of Webb.
    Seriously, Angelo and Smith have their signals crossed because adding a DT with your 2nd rounder then picking up three DL via Free Agency is nuts.
    I’m pretty sure both these guys with be retained though for 4 more years, and still rebuilding.
    Lets just do this…
    In 2012, sign a SS, OL, and WR in Free Agency. Draft a CB, OL, and MLB with the 3 draft picks.
    Resign Marion Barber for 2-3 years, Omobi Akoye for 4 years, and make sure Urlacher and Tillman retire Bears. And take anyone on the OL that Bellichick releases.
    Thats for free Angelo/Smith.

  48. hscorpio says: Aug 15, 2011 8:20 PM

    Dear McCaskey family,

    Jerry Angelo is the perfect GM for the Bears. We urge you to sign him to a 5 year extension after his highly successful run to the NFC Championship game at Soldier Field.

    Sincerely,
    Packer fans

  49. stanklepoot says: Aug 15, 2011 8:27 PM

    Well, for the sake of their QBs, I hope they realize just how bad what they’re seeing is very soon. God knows their QBs don’t like what they’re seeing so far.

  50. daCoach says: Aug 15, 2011 8:39 PM

    I love that Lion Fans talk crap. Is this the same franchise that won about 10 games the last 4 years? And when was the last time they beat the bears? Oh that’s right. It was so long ago who remembers.

    You hear alot of people say “Suh is going to kill Cutler”. Funny, you mean the same way Peppers knocked out that pu$$y QB of yours in week 1 last year.

    This is the time of year Lion fans talk crap, August. Once the season starts you won’t hear a peep except their crying when that pu$$y Stafford injures his shoulder and misses 10 games again.

  51. bears8654 says: Aug 15, 2011 9:05 PM

    The O Line was the worst in football last year you would of thought they would have addressed it in the off season.

  52. effjohntaylornorelation says: Aug 15, 2011 10:32 PM

    Angelo is the same guy that hired AND resigned Lovie Smith, right?

  53. dino2997 says: Aug 16, 2011 12:32 AM

    effjohntaylornorelation says:
    Aug 15, 2011 10:32 PM
    Angelo is the same guy that hired AND resigned Lovie Smith, right?

    ————————————————–

    Yes. Any more questions?

  54. sfkforever says: Aug 16, 2011 1:07 AM

    5-11

  55. greatgallopingghost says: Aug 17, 2011 4:00 PM

    So, the mentality is that bringing in seasoned players who have already eaten the “Martz-o-pan” is OK but we need to keep rookies in the offensive line for them to “develop”.
    This is an offensive line that everyone feels is sub-standard because of all the sacks they allow, right? But we are going to allow them to stay so that, what, we can set another record for the most sacks allowed in the NFL?

    Two year olds have better cognitive skills than that.

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